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Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., left, and Joanna Lombard, M.Arch.

Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., left, and Joanna Lombard, M.Arch.

Department of Public Health Sciences and School of Architecture Named to Research Consortium

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami School of Architecture have been named charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium, which will help fund basic research on how design affects public health. The 11 universities selected for the consortium were chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

The University of Miami team is led by Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., research assistant professor of public health sciences, and Joanna Lombard, M.Arch., professor of architecture, who applied as a partnership with Maria Nardi at Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces. Their research will center on Miami-Dade County’s “Neighborhood Park Project,” a three-year project to provide better environmental, population and individual health outcomes through increased physical activity and social interaction. The project will focus on the health impacts of park and street trees, through a pre- and post-intervention assessment and analysis. The method will provide a model for related design and health impact studies, while the results will provide designers with strategies that have been proven to enhance health outcomes, a concept foundational to the consortium

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Miami Project Doctors Transplant First Participant in StemCells, Inc. Pathway Study

Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., Robert M. Buck Distinguished Chair in Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, transplanted the first subject in the Phase II Pathway study assessing the efficacy of StemCells, Inc.’s proprietary human neural stem cells for the treatment of cervical spinal cord injuries

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Gwendolyn B. Scott, M.D., left, and Margaret A. Fischl, M.D.

Miller School Researchers Receive $5.67 Million Grant for HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials

Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a $5.67 million four-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue their clinical trials of adult and pediatric patients with HIV/AIDS. It is the latest in a series of federal HIV/AIDS grants to the Miller School, dating back to 1986.

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Carl I. Schulman, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H., and Antonia Eyssallenne, M.D., Ph.D.

Haiti Trauma Hospital Receives 24-Hour Telemedicine Support

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has just launched a telemedicine program that provides doctors at Haiti’s only trauma, critical care and rehabilitation hospital with access to around-the-clock medical support through live video communication with UM trauma specialists.

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Shawn Monti, left, discusses his surgery with Ricardo Komotar, M.D., as a video of the operation plays in the background. Video & Photo Gallery

Glowing Tumor Surgery Offers New Hope to Brain Cancer Patient

A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon has used new visualization technology that makes a brain tumor glow, enabling a safer resection with less damage to normal brain tissue that surrounds it, offering hope to a seriously ill patient and his family.

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Robert C. Fifer, Ph.D.

Legendary UM Audiologist Receives Prestigious Speech, Language and Hearing Award

Robert C. Fifer, Ph.D., associate professor and Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development, was recently honored with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s prestigious Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award.

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